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Briards - week 12Updated : 17/03/2017

AT CRUFTS, with 92 Briards entered, Lorraine Webb found her DCC and BOB in the winner of the post graduate dog class, Etrerat du Tchibo d’Ebene by Charson. Zico, as he is known, was imported from Hungary from a mating that involved a British male and a Hungarian female and is owned by Sonya Hillier, Sarah Rogers and Ad...

Briards - week 11Updated : 08/03/2017

AS ANNOUNCED in Dog World, Lorraine Webb attracted 92 Briards at Crufts. The breakdown is 40 males and 52 females. A few years ago, we used to be told how many exhibits were coming from outside the UK but that doesn’t happen anymore.      Knowing that John and Lorraine have judged quite often in Eu...

Briards - week 8Updated : 17/02/2017

I WAS sad to be told of Ruth Bumstead’s recent death. Please see a full obituary on page 4. MAX JONES  

Briards - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

THERE have only been two general championship shows so far this year and at each of them a Briard has been placed in the pastoral group. Manchester was the second of these and it was Chris and Mandy Bithell’s homebred Ch Bourntwyn In Motion who, having won BOB under Lisa Stock, went on to take G2 under John Ritchie. &...

Briards - week 3Updated : 13/01/2017

MY APOLOGIES for the lack of notes over Christmas. I missed attending the British BC champ show for the same reason. Britt Marie Young, from a nice entry, found her BOB in Debra Wilson’s Ch Jandade L’Butler with Sonya Hillier, Adam Gardner and Loraine Peters’ One By One Zlota Elita at Charson winning the RD...

Briards - week 50Updated : 12/12/2016

THERE is much to be said for the comments made by Jeff Horswell in the Kennel Gazette this month and you can read about it elsewhere in DOG WORLD. His suggestion that judges could be observed is a good one and may lead to a lift in the standard of judging. However, it may also be useful if we could turn the clock back a few ...

Briards - week 47Updated : 18/11/2016

THE KENNEL Club is running a competition for Breed Health Co-ordinator of the Year for which Linda Coleman was nominated. Sadly, Linda didn’t make the last five, for whom the public are being asked to vote, but congratulations to Linda on her nomination.      Last weekend, I attended a seminar fo...

Briards - week 46Updated : 11/11/2016

THE JOURNEY from Kent to Edinburgh proved to be very worthwhile for Debra and Jan Wilson when they all but swept the board at W/PB of Scotland. Mike Kennett awarded the DCC and BOB to Debra’s recently crowned Jandade L’Butler and BCC to her Jandade Precious Charm, thus making her a champion.    ...

Briards - week 42Updated : 14/10/2016

AT DRIFFIELD, with no CCs on offer, Chris Bithell found his BB and BOB in Denise Curren’s Gilcoru Island d’Brie. BD was Alan Mease’s You Bring Me Joy Moravia Campanella.      RBB went to Ron and Linda Elvin’s Elvinville Mystique and RBD went to Trevor and Angie Fieldsend’s...

Briards - week 39Updated : 23/09/2016

Briards I MUST start with an apology. I didn’t report that Nikki and Lisa Rual’s Ch/Fr Ch Forte Negro at Gilcoru Duovarius won the champion stakes, all days, at City of Birmingham.      At Richmond Ian Sexton found his DCC and BOB in Debra Wilson’s Jandade L’Butler and BCC in...

Briards - week 37Updated : 09/09/2016

AT CITY of Birmingham first time judge Judy Harrington found both her CCs in first timers. DCC and BOB went to Boo Thorp’s Badgerhurst Faeroes and BCC went to Allyson King’s Gilcoru Intrusion d’Brie at Allyking.      RCCs went to litter brother and sister, Sonya Hillier, Loraine Peter...

Briards - week 36Updated : 02/09/2016

AT WKC Leana Lewis found her DCC and BOB in Chris and Mandy Bithell’s Ch Bourntwyn In Motion with Debra Wilson’s Jandade L’Butler taking RDCC. Debra also won the BCC with her youngster J Precious Charm. This was Charm’s first such award.      RBCC was Jenny Snelling’s Beau...

Briards - week 34Updated : 19/08/2016

AT PAIGNTON, Sue Hewart-Chambers awarded DCC and BOB to Nikki and Lisa Rual’s Ch/Fr Ch Forte Negro at Gilcoru Duovarius and RDCC was Nikki and Lisa’s Gilcoru Irroy d’Brie.      BCC was on by Dave and Karen Fletcher’s Ch Gilcoru Trueste d’Brie at Arrowflec and RBCC went to ...

Briards - week 32Updated : 04/08/2016

I’M SAD to have to report the death of Steve Holland who died on Monday Aug 1. At this time I have no details of funeral arrangements, but would wish to express sincere condolences to Yvonne. Both have been regulars around the ring over recent years showing Dylan (Teseny Catch The Wind).      At ...

Briards - week 31Updated : 27/07/2016

APOLOGIES for lack of breed notes last week – simply overshot the deadline horribly.      A note from Lorna Dandy tells me that she had a good day with Jandade Esme avec Stormsmist at Tonge show. Barry Blunden awarded her AVNSC open, BNSC and G1.      At National W/PB Elina...

Briards - week 28Updated : 08/07/2016

BLACKPOOL and Windsor were just days apart, however, in terms of ring size they were as far apart as the two shows were in miles. At Blackpool we had a large ring which gave our judge, John Whitton, plenty of opportunity to identify those that were moving well whereas, at Windsor, Meg Purnell-Carpenter had to work with a muc...

Briards - week 25Updated : 17/06/2016

BREAKING news as my deadline closes. There will be a change of judge at Windsor. Terry Munro’s place will be taken by Meg Purnell-Carpenter. I have received this note from Terry in the last few minutes.      “Regrettably I have had to withdraw from judging Briards at Windsor, an appointment...

Briards - week 24Updated : 13/06/2016

I AM TERRIBLY sad to have to report the deaths of two people who have been regulars around the Briard ring for many years. Ada Winger died recently. Best known as ‘Kay’s mum’, Ada was a popular figure with exhibitors. Always willing to help, Ada was a key part of the catering team at British BC events for m...

Briards - week 23Updated : 03/06/2016

At SKC, Sonya Hillier found her BOB in Chris and Mandy Bithell’s recently crowned Bourntwyn In Motion. BCC, her first, was Denise Curren’s Gilcoru Island d’Brie. RDCC and BP was won by Caroline Little’s Fostebrie Melo Noir at Dalquhairn and RBCC by Alan and Cathy Chester’s Ch Lysdenoire Lumiere....

Briards - week 21Updated : 20/05/2016

AT THE National, I found my BOB in Elaine Honeywood’s Gilcoru Fortant d’Brie. This was his second CC, his first having been won under Alan Mease at Windsor last year. RDCC went to Chris and Mandy Bithell’s recently crowned Bourntwyn In Motion. Both these boys are sons of Ch Forte Negro Gilcoru Duovarius. ...

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